JBM CITYLIFE ‘Low Floor Air-Conditioned’ city buses flagged off by
Shri. Arvind Kejriwal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi
New Delhi, 6 March 2020: 100 low floor air-conditioned JBM CITYLIFE city buses were flagged off today from the Rajghat Bus Depot by Shri. Arvind Kejriwal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi. The bus service has been rolled out under the cluster scheme by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and will be in service today onwards as part of the phase-1 roll out. DIMTS will be rolling out a total of 400 such buses in various phases across the city. These buses manufactured by JBM Auto Ltd. run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and are equipped with all modern features like Smart Card Ticketing system, Real Time Passenger Information System (PIS), Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS), Automatic Bus Vehicle Location System, CCTV cameras, public address system and stop request buttons, wheel chair ramp to name a few.Real Time Passenger Information System shall keep the location of the bus updated for the passengers inside the bus and also at the Bus Queue Shelters (BQS). Safety features such as CCTV cameras have been installed inside the bus that will aid in uninterrupted surveillance of activities inside the buses. Passengers can use the stop request button to alert the driver to stop the bus at the upcoming bus stop. The buses have 35 seats with provision of a wheelchair. The structural design of seats allows 20% more space for people standing in the bus as compared to other low floor buses. The passengers can also stand and move around at the rear of the bus, with no restriction from the roof.JBM CITYLIFE bus incorporates other utility features such as Vehicle Health Monitoring System, Fire Detection & Suppression System, Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS), etc. The buses also have features like independent front suspension, electronic braking system, CCTV cameras, public address system and kneeling mechanism, wherein the bus kneels 60mm towards the passengers’ door side to facilitate boarding and deboarding of senior citizens, children and the specially abled. For drivers, the ergonomically designed dashboard provides an intuitive and user-friendly system that allows drivers to concentrate on driving without distractions, which make it a truly global product. Delhi recently witnessed induction of around 325 standard floor buses under the cluster scheme taking its total fleet strength to over 2000 buses. JBM CITYLIFE buses are the first ever low floor buses rolled out by DIMTS till date. Much in line with this ongoing momentum, the Govt. of NCT Delhi has been aggressively looking at avenues and solutions to incorporate convenient and safe public transportation system in the city.
About JBM Auto Ltd.
The bus division of JBM Auto Ltd., the flagship company of the multi-billion-dollar JBM Group, has been a pioneer in bringing products that have been significantly ahead of the prevailing practices and solutions. JBM aims at provisioning high quality, convenient and sustainable public mobility solutions in India. JBM buses are built with leading cutting-edge technology providing the highest levels of comfort and safety with first in class features. Moreover, JBM buses are committed to combining fuel efficiency with utility and performance using Green & effective technology, thereby reducing the carbon footprint in the overall environment. CITYLIFE, India’s first true low floor bus, the first product from the JBM stable in 2014 bought in various features and aggregates that were introduced first time in the city bus segment in India. The company’s manufacturing facilities are in Faridabad (Haryana) and Kosi (Uttar Pradesh) with an annual installed capacity of 2000 buses. JBM Auto brings to the table stringent quality standards, domain know-how and has a proven track record in manufacturing of key auto systems & assemblies of over 3 decades in India. For further info, please visit www.jbmbuses.com.